What are the activities on my English language course in England?

Tips for your English language course

How many activities are there?

There's a lot going on during your English course with WEC!

If you book our course "English & Activities", you will have an activity each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon. You will also have an evening activity on four of those evenings and a full day trip each Saturday.

If you book an extra course (English & Sailing, English & Outdoor Adventure or English & Windsurfing), you will have an activity on Monday afternoon, your extra course on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, activities on four of those evenings and a full day trip on Saturdays.

What are the activities?

We have sports activities like football, badminton, beach volleyball, basketball, golf, tennis, squash, swimming and ultimate frisbee. You can also learn to play snooker or the typical English games of rounders or cricket.

You could visit the Sea Life Centre, with sharks, otters, stingrays, penguins and lots of other animals. Or you could visit Nothe Fort, an old military fort with a network of underground passages, displays and films.

There might be a film evening, 10-pin bowling, snooker, a talent show, games on the beach, a disco, a pizza and games evening or a karaoke evening.

One afternoon each week there is a trip to a place of interest. We might go to Dorchester, a historic town with old buildings and a lot of small shops, or we might go to Lyme Regis, a small seaside town with a famous harbour and a large sandy beach. Our trip to Durdle Door and Lulworth is also popular and includes a walk along the cliffs on the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. Our Isle of Portland tour takes you to the lighthouse at the end of the island as well as to the smugglers' graves and the smugglers' cove. Bournemouth is another popular destination, with a big shopping centre and a long, sandy beach.

On Saturdays there is a full day trip. Our London tour has a walking sightseeing tour around the Buckingham Palace, Parliament and Trafalgar Square areas, followed by free time in Covent Garden, an area of small shops and cafes where there are always street musicians and artists.

Another Saturday trip might be to Oxford, the famous university city, where we go on a tour and try punting on the river. Our day trip to Portsmouth includes a visit to H.M.S. Victory, Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar.

What if I don't like some of the activities?

No problem: we have a unique online programme planning system which you can use to plan your own programme, so you can choose your own activities!

You will get your login details from us some weeks before your course starts. When you go online, you will see all the activities and trips for your course. Simply click on the activities you want to do and the places are reserved for you!

If you are going on the course with a friend and want to do the same activities, you can both plan your programmes together. You can come back and change your activities at any time - right up to 24 hours before they start. You can also download your schedule and print it out.

How much do all the activities cost?

All the costs of the activities are included in your course price - you won't have to pay anything extra.

What about tickets to the Sea Life Centre or other places we visit?

They are also included. We will never ask you for money for your activities.

Do I have to go on all the activities?

Normally yes, because we need to know you are with our leaders. Sometimes if you want to stay at home with your host family and they are happy about this, they will let us know and that will be fine.

How will I get home after the activities?

Most students go home by bus. On your first day at school we will show you where your bus stop is to get home. After the afternoon activities you will take a bus home. After the evening activities our leaders will take you to your bus stop and wait until you are on your bus. We have several students staying in each area of Weymouth and Portland so you will normally have other students with you on the bus.

This is my first language course abroad and I'm feeling a bit nervous ... is this normal?

Yes, it is! But don't worry, we have a great team of leaders who know how you feel and they will soon make you feel at home in Weymouth. Most students are a bit nervous on the first day but by the second day that has normally all gone.

So who are the leaders?

Why not take a look at our team page - you will find photos and a short description of them there. We update that page regularly, so come back again later to see all the new members.


If you have questions, just email or call +44 (0)1926 811709 - we will be happy to help.


day trip to London

A trip to London is included in every course

"I really enjoyed doing the activities with my friends and classmates and with the leaders who are so much fun. I also liked the fact that I could do a different activity every day."

Francesca, Italy

English classes in the mornings, a full programme of activities and trips in the afternoons, evenings and on Saturdays.

English classes in the mornings, sailing lessons on 4 afternoons, activities and trips in the evenings and on Saturdays.

English classes in the mornings, mountain biking, kayaking, windsurfing, rock-climbing on 4 afternoons, activities and trips in the evenings and on Saturdays.

English classes in the mornings, windsurfing lessons on 4 afternoons, activities and trips in the evenings and on Saturdays.